By now most of us have heard about theNDIS - but what does it mean for people with DIFFerent abilities and those who support them? In essence, the NDIS will create 3 major changes:
1. Individualised plans and payments - Clients are now customers. More autonomy and control over funding for people with DIFFerent abilities and their families / carers.
2. Double the funding - Previous funding without theNDIS was $11 Billion - now there will be $22 Billion available to support people with DIFFerent abilities.
3. Funding will be similar to insurance principles - A focus on building capacity to reduce lifetime costs.
On July 1 st 2016 theNDIS has rolled out support to roughly 425,000 participants, compared to the 25,000 that were previously in the program within trial zones. It is estimated that over 30% of all participants receivingNDIS funding will have an Autism Spectrum Disorder as their primary diagnosis.
My Diffability is excited to be part of the growing support for people in Australia with a disability. We would like to help make this new process as easy as possible for families and service providers, so please feel free to contact us for any advice about resources / the process, or to request a quote. We are able to supply a quote with all necessary information needed for yourNDIS application. All the information provided to you is from an experienced Occupational Therapist and / or Speech Pathologist.
Would you like to know more?Visit the NDIS websitefor more information. Please note this advice is general.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
- by Tarryn My Diffability
- August 17, 2016